George Michael says he is not being bullied in prison

PUBLISHED: 12:01 04 October 2010 | UPDATED: 12:55 04 October 2010

HIGHGATE singer George Michael has claimed he is not receiving any special treatment in jail.

The pop star, whose real name is Georgios Panayiotou, has been transferred to a lower Category D open prison in Suffolk since he was jailed for eight weeks after crashing his Range Rover in Hampstead High Street while under the influence of cannabis.

In a statement he said: “Please believe me when I tell you that in the last three weeks, there have been no tears, no anxiety, no bullying – in fact, not so much as a sleepless night for me.”

He added: “On the contrary, I’ve been treated with kindness by fellow inmates and prison staff alike and, as far as I can tell, have received no special treatment of any kind whatsoever, unless, of course, some of the guys here are letting me win at the pool table.”

The star promised to repay the kindness of his fans and supporters with new music as soon as possible.

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